Late surge led by Hayward and Ball lifts Charlotte Hornets over Washington Wizards in NBA game
Charlotte Hornets defeated Washington Wizards 124-117.
Gordon Hayward scored 27 points while LaMelo Ball added 25.
Mark Williams contributed 21 points and a career-high 24 rebounds.
The Hornets made a winning debut in the NBA In-Season Tournament.
The Hornets suffered from 3-point shooting struggles but managed to make a late comeback with four out of their last five 3-pointers.
Charlotte’s Mark Williams outrebounded the Wizards with a dominating 67-36 edge on the glass.
The Hornets outscored the Wizards 36-20 in the fourth quarter, securing their victory.
Kyle Kuzma scored 17 points for the Wizards while Tyus Jones added 16.
Charlotte started the game trailing by as many as 16 points but made a remarkable comeback.
LaMelo Ball’s 3-pointer gave the Hornets a lead of 110-109 in the fourth quarter.
Charlotte will visit New York next, while the Wizards will visit Brooklyn.